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Exclusive: Are Rohit Shetty and Reliance in talks with an international Hollywood studio for the remake rights and to co-produce Farah Khan’s Satte Pe Satta?

en Bollywood News Exclusive: Are Rohit Shetty and Reliance in talks with an international Hollywood studio for the remake rights and to co-produce Farah Khan’s Satte Pe Satta?

Rohit Shetty and Farah Khan’s remake of Romu Sippy’s Satta Pe Satta, seems to be finally taking off with Hrithik Roshan in the lead. The original Satte Pe Satta (1982) was produced by Romu Sippy and directed by Raj N Sippy and the remake rights are with Rajesh Vasani, of movie marketing firm, Paras Publicity Services. But apparently, Rohit Shetty Picturez and Reliance Entertainment who are producing remake of Satte Pe Satta, are in talks with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc for the rights of the Hollywood movie, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and Vasani has apparently, been ignored in the deal.

Exclusive: Are Rohit Shetty and Reliance in talks with an international Hollywood studio for the remake rights and to co-produce Farah Khan’s Satte Pe Satta?

Exclusive: Are Rohit Shetty and Reliance in talks with an international Hollywood studio for the remake rights and to co-produce Farah Khan’s Satte Pe Satta?

Says a trade source, “There have been reports that Satte Pe Satta is said to be inspired from the Hollywood musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954). Reliance Entertainment and Rohit Shetty Picturez started negotiating rights with its right holder Rajesh Vasani to co-produce the film and its diligence was also started by their respective law firms. Later they also simultaneously started talking with Warner Brothers Inc. to acquire the rights of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The copyright for any film comes into the public forum after few years.”

The source adds, “When Rohit Shetty wanted to take ahead the series of Golmaal and made Golmaal Again in 2017, they took the title of this franchise from its so-called right holder at a fancy price of approximate Rs. 8.5 cr. Initially the same was negotiated and agreed with Sangeeta Ahir's company ManglMurti Films and for the same she also paid Rohit Shetty a handsome signing amount as a director, which was later adjusted paying back adding her as a co-producer. The Rs. 2.50 cr rights added multi layers and upped the price of Rs. 8.5 cr as they will have to cough up an additional approximate Rs. 2.5 cr for each franchise. Moreover, Golmaal Again was the remake of the 2013 Tamil horror comedy film Soodhu Kavvum, the rights of which was paid separately. This is how Bollywood movies become expensive. They pay for titles and remakes too.”

Rajesh Vasani asserted that he had spoken to one of the biggest filmmaker’s to rewrite the remake of Satte Pe Satta and jointly produce this remake. Once it was written, an appropriate director was to be decided by this young writer. Vasani adds, “Anyone can always make the original movie Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, but, no one can use the title Satte Pe Satta. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers doesn’t have the second character of Babu (Amitabh Bachchan) as there was no double role in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, so they can't make it a double role.” Also, the title Satte Pe Satta is registered with the producer's association in the name of its sole right holder, Rajesh Vasani.

When Rajesh Vasani started the exercise of remaking Satte Pe Satta, he also had in mind of making the film with Reliance Entertainment as he has trust and faith in the studio and its CEO Shibashish Sarkar and Rohit Shetty, so when this offer came to him, he agreed but later there was no communication from them.

When we contacted Denzil Dias at Warner Bros Pictures (India), he said, "No comments at this point of time."

We also left the messages to Rohit Shetty, Farah Khan and Shibashish Sarkar (from Reliance) to give their stand on this but none of them reverted and preferred to stay silent mounting the suspense further.

Satte Pe Satta revolves around seven unkempt and uncouth brothers (orphans), living on a farmhouse, led by their oldest brother Ravi Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), who are taught manners and etiquette by a nurse Indu (Hema Malini). But everything becomes chaotic when Ravi’s lookalike and impersonator, Babu, turns up. He kidnaps Ravi as part of a plan by somebody (with evil intentions), who has hired him. Apart from Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini, Satte Pe Satta (1982) featured Sachin, Shakti Kapoor, Paintal, Sudhir, Inderjeet and Vikram Sahu as the rest of the six Anand brothers and Amjad Khan, Ranjeeta Kaur, Sarika, Kanwaljit Singh, Prema Narayan, Mac Mohan and Kalpana Iyer in other roles. The movie is an adaptation of the American musical film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Also Read: Exclusive: Kiara Advani, Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor are out of the race for Rohit Shetty and Farah Khan’s Satte Pe Satta!

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